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Police Dispatcher Accused Of Taking Bribes From Tow Truck Drivers

A Philadelphia police civilian dispatcher has been indicted on charges she took bribes to steer car towing work to those who allegedly paid the bribes.


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Tow Truck Reform Plan Passes City Council

It was a narrow vote Thursday as Philadelphia City Council okayed a new plan to reign in wreck-chasing tow truck operators — a plan that gives the Parking Authority oversight. But the next step may be a courtroom.


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Tow Truck Operators Angry Over City Council Measure

City Council wraps up its 2010 formal meetings this coming Thursday and the session could be dominated by a final vote on a plan to reign in wreck-chasing tow truck operators.


(Philadelphia City Council members James Kenney, left, and Frank Rizzo.  File photos)

City Council Moves Forward With Bill To Rein In Wreck Chasers

A bill aimed at getting rogue tow truck operators in line has moved out of a City Council committee — but not without a little fireworks.



Philadelphia City Council Wrestles With Reining In Tow Truck Drivers

There are still no easy answers, as Tuesday’s hearing pointed out.



Tow-Truck Drivers Find Ways Around Fire Dept. Protocol

Within the past year, in the wake of several violent incidents, the Philadelphia Police Department changed their protocol for dispatching tow trucks to accident scenes to prevent multiple operators from arriving and fighting over who will tow the vehicle. But those rogue tow truck operators found a way around this.



3 On Your Side: New Towing Rules Proposed

New regulations are being proposed in Philadelphia that would revamp tow truck practices. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has reported about problems with tow trucks in the city and has the latest details.


Police: Tow Truck Driver Shot in Kensington

A 29-year-old man was hospitalized and in critical condition after he was shot while near his tow truck on Sunday evening.


Phila. Councilman Wants Probe into Tow Truck Licenses

A city councilman is calling for an immediate halt to Philadelphia’s rotational towing system, in the wake of an apparent violent battle between two of the towing companies.


Overnight Fire, Gunfire May Be Escalating Tow Truck War

The Philadelphia fire marshal and police are investigating suspicious overnight fires and gunfire in what may be an escalation of a war between two tow truck operators.


Tow Truck Driver Shot By Another in Hunting Park

One tow truck driver has been shot and wounded in an apparent dispute between two rival tow truck operators this morning in the Hunting Park section of the city.